festival tent.jpg

Waiheke Wine and Food Festival 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017

Experience an unmissable summer’s day out on Waiheke Island at the Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival. Taste a wide range of award winning boutique Waiheke wines and artisan food in one stunning location while relaxing to live music.

Receive your souvenir wine glass on arrival at the festival before tasting wines from 19 different Waiheke Island vineyards at Te Motu (“The Airstrip”), the festival will feature live music from renowned musician Peter Urlich.

Buses will run between Matiatia Wharf and ‘The Airstrip’, so all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself!

Ticket price includes the ferry, bus, a wine glass, lanyard, festival flyer and a glass of wine* on arrival. On island tickets are also available.

*Must be 18 years or older to be served alcohol.


Saturday 1 April 2017 11am – 5.30pm (Gates open 10.50am)


Waiheke Island - Te Motu Vineyard ‘ The Airstrip’, 78 Onetangi Rd


Ferry/Bus + Festival Ticket

Adult $94

Please note: Your return ferry ticket can be used on any scheduled sailing between Friday 31st March and Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Festival Ticket only

Adult $64
Children’s packages are also available.

Participating vineyards include:

Awaroa, Batch, Cable Bay, Frenchmans Hill Estate, Goldie, Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Poderi Crisci, Stonyridge, Tantalus, Te Motu, Postage Stamp Wines, Wild on Waiheke and Woodside Hill.

Additional Information:

Ticket Collection

Visitors will need to swap the Fullers issued festival ticket for an official Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival ticket which will be available from Monday 27 March 2017.  They can be exchanged at any Fullers Ticket Office in Auckland on Pier 1 and 2, and at Matiatia on Waiheke. Only official Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food festival tickets will be accepted on the day of the event.

Bus transfers

Dedicated charter buses will meet the 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30, 11am, 11:30am and 12noon ferries, and will be returning to the wharf from 3pm onwards. Customers who have purchased festival only tickets (without ferry) are able to show their festival tickets on Fullers’ regular scheduled buses for transport on the day of the event.

Rain Date, Cancellation & Refunds:

The Fullers Waiheke Wine & Food Festival organisers reserve the right to postpone this event until the following day (Sunday 2 April), in the event of bad weather. In the event of cancellation, ticket refunds will be at the sole discretion of the event organisers.


Must be 18 years or older to be served alcohol at the event.

read more
Buy tickets
Journey Planner
Travel Alerts

Happy 30th Birthday, Quickcat!

Join us as we raise a glass to celebrate the vessel responsible for 30 years of voyages between Waiheke Island and Auckland.

If you’re commuting home to Waiheke on Tuesday 28 Feb, Fullers invites you to stay on board Quickcat after the regular 5:30pm sailing from Auckland City. We’ll arrive at Matiatia to allow passengers to disembark, and will welcome additional guests to board from Waiheke Island at approximately 6:10pm. From there enjoy a scenic cruise to Oneroa Bay, where we’ll drop anchor for bubbles and cake!

If you’re interested in attending the celebration, please RSVP at fullers.co.nz/quickcat30

Attendance is by online RSVP only – so we know how big a cake to order! Space is limited, so RSVPs will close at midday on Monday 27 February – unless we reach capacity beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you on board!